Food and Beverage
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensures that all foods and beverages manufactured in, imported into or sold in the United States are safe, wholesome and properly labeled. Companies in the food and beverage industry must comply with the requirements set-forth in the U.S. Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), originally enacted in 1938, and subsequently amended amended by Congressional Acts, such as the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 (BTA) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
The FSMA, signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011, is the most sweeping update to U.S. food safety law in over 70 years. The FSMA gives the FDA greater authority to prevent food safety problems and concerns, and increases the agency’s enforcement powers in order to achieve higher rates of compliance with the law’s requirements. FSMA also gives FDA new powers to hold imported foods to the same standards as domestic foods and to suspend food facility registration numbers for non-compliance.
Our food and beverage consultants have quickly become recognized experts in FSMA, serving on advisory committees to the FDA, presenting at industry conferences on panels with FDA, and lecturing to groups across the globe on the impact of this new legislation.
FDA Solutions Group offers simplified solutions to the many requirements imposed by the FDA and USDA. Our food and beverage regulatory specialists can help your company comply with the following registration and compliance requirements: